Hi, I am

Christina Strobel

About Me


Let Me Introduce Myself

I'm currently a Ph.D. student in the doctoral program of the "International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany), and I plan to submit my thesis December 2018.

During my 3.5 years as a Ph.D. student in economics I conducted a research stay at YALE University hosted by Jason Dana (September - December 2017). I was also invited to present at several international workshops and conferences (Decision-Making for Others Conference 2018, Economic Science Association 2018, European Economic Association 2017; Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017, 2nd Coller Conference) during my Ph.D..

"I think the biggest skill I acquired in my Ph.D. was learning to work amid uncertainty – diving into a new territory and figuring it out as I went along."

  • Name:Christina Strobel
  • Phone:+49 176-82108985
  • Email:cs@christina-strobel.de

  • Address:Andreestrasse 11, 80634 Munich, Germany


Work History

Aug 2015 - Okt 2018
Doctoral Research Fellow

International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World,

Research on the impact of automation on human behavior, the acceptance of self-driving cars, risk-preferences when deciding for others and the influence of an automated payment scheme on performance; using laboratory experiments and large-scale surveys

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Student Employee in Strategic Purchase and Procurement Controlling

Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH,

Optimization and management of the Supplier and Request Management System and the Supplier Performance Management System in cooperation with the internal IT-department and an external service provider; monitoring of supplier KIPs in SAP

Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Student Research Assistant at the Chair of Corporate Management (Prof. Mohnen)

Technical University Munich

Programming, conducting and supervising laboratory experiments; statistical analysis of research data; support on various research projects

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Intern in Corporate Finance Consulting


Support in multiple financial service and valuation projects; team lead on an internal project to develop a knowledge management system

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management

berater e.V.

Working in and managing the student management consultancy society at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (about 60 active members; organized in JCNetwork e.V.)

Mar 2005 - Jul 2011
Student Employee

Metalltechnik Strobel e.K.

Support in project planning, controlling, accounting and production in the family owned business (automotive supplier)

Education History

Aug 2015 - (expected) Dec 2018
PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.)

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Visiting Assistant Researcher

Yale University

Host: Prof. Jason Dana

Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
M.Sc. in Managmeent & Technology

Technical University Munich

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Mechanical Engineering

Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting

Aug 2011 - Feb 2012
Semester abroad in China

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics Dalian

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Foreign Trade



Word, Excel, PowerPoint


zTree, oTree, Qualtrics

Coding Skills

Python, HTML, MySQL

PHP, SQL, Java


My Competences

Large scale online surveys/experiments

I design, program and conduct large scale online surveys or experiments.

Lab studies

I use experimental lab studies to do research on human behavior.

Big Data analyses

I am able to analysing big data sets by using R or STATA.

Human-computer interactions

I did research on how humans react to an artificial decision-making system.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a profound knowledge about mechanical processes.

Automation and algorithms

I am interested in how people react to the use of algorithm in different domains.


Conference Talks


Complete Projects


Awards Received


Lines of Codes

What I look for

Strategy Consulting
Senior Consultant
  • Human-Computer Interactions
  • Automation
  • Digitalization
  • Data Donation
Scientific Policy Consulting
  • Data Sharing
  • Acceptance of Autonomous Systems
  • Algorithm Explainability
  • Conscious Decision Making
  • Big Data
  • Analyses
  • Analyst
    • Market Research
    • Competitive Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
    • Business Intelligence